|23 Sep 2021|
Pau Tallada '08 attended ASB for 15 years, from PK3 to 12th grade.
"ASB felt like home. My mother was a secondary Catalan teacher who also taught me in 8th and 12th grades."
Following graduation, Pau commenced mechanical vocational training and then later training in social integration, following his passion for working with and helping people who have experienced difficulties in their lives.
A talented musician, Pau has played the guitar for many years and is also part of a well-known Catalonian percussion band called Karabassà. He recently commenced a new music project called "Julia i Pau" with his partner, Julia, where he plays the guitar, and she sings in Catalan. Previously, Pau worked as a music teacher with children and has also enjoyed being a mountain guide.
What experiences or teachers from ASB might have inspired who you are today?
"I was inspired by my chemistry teacher, Mr. Mark Smith, and enjoyed his learning techniques. Mr. Pacheco was always so kind and encouraging. It was fun to talk about football and basketball with Mr. Tom Brasher (I'm a Cleveland Browns fan!). I fondly remember my art teacher, Ms. Linda Johnson, and my last homeroom teacher, Ms. Linda MacNamee.
Tell us a little about any extracurricular you were involved in at ASB.
"I remember joining a school trip to the United States where we visited Washington D.C, Philadelphia, and New York and met many American students. I had a great time."
In your opinion, what makes ASB special?
"ASB is so unique. I still like to visit the campus when I can. There are times when I'm there that I feel like I'm in America. It's a feeling in my heart and mind. But then I leave and remember I'm in Catalonia. And I love that too."
Contributed: September 2021